Observe fascinating behaviors and adaptations of animals. Explore a variety of living things and participate in guided-inquiry activities. Live animal encounters enhance the experience.
Major Concepts to Be Explored:
- Participants will discuss adaptations and behaviors as a method to aid in an organism’s survival. Participants will discuss innate versus learned behaviors.
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Goals of the Class:
- Participants will gain a better understanding of adaptations.
- Participants will learn about different types of adaptations, camouflage, body structure, etc.
- Students will also discover the difference between learned and innate behaviors.
Participants Will Be Able To:
- Explore different animal habitats and the adaptations that help them survive in those habitats
- Learn about learned and innate animal behavior
- Experiment with materials to demonstrate how adaptations aid birds in eating
- Discover how some animals can utilize learn behaviors to aid in their survival
Methods and Activities:
- A Discovery Place educator will utilize hands on materials, activities and live animal presentations to students understand how animals adapt to their surroundings.
- Participants will be asked to work in groups to discover what an adaptation is and how it can aid in survival.
Habitat, Biome, Adaptation, Learned behavior, Innate behavior, Camouflage and Defense
- Approximate set-up and clean-up time is 30 minutes before and after program.
- Program will need to remain set up and secured from students for the entire day if multiple programs are booked.
Call to Book704.372.6261 x300
- Grade 4
- Duration: 50 minutes
$14 per student (includes Museum admission)
- Minimum 15 students